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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Using The New Facebook Privacy Settings To Manage Your Profile [Guide]

Facebook has changed things, again. The latest update from Facebook, unlike certain previoys interface changes that were a source of grief, is aimed at making profile, notifications, and updates management easier, and it does not disappoint. Rather than stuffing all additions in the back shelf, Facebook has brought everything to the front this time around and is clearly trying to make the settings as easy to understand as possible. Seeing as previous changes to settings and addition of new features have always sparked considerable confusion and debate regarding their effects on shared content, we decided to write a post discussing what’s new this time around...

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Receive Email Alerts With Screenshots When Apps & Services On Your PC Start Or Stop

Process Notifier

Have you ever been worried about what’s been running on your PC in your absence? Don’t want your kids to play video games all day? Process Notifier is probably what you need. This well-thought Windows application is designed to keep an eye on multiple processes on your computer, and notify you via email when a process such as an application like Google Chrome or Firefox starts or stops. The tool scans and monitors the selected processes according to the time interval defined by the user ranging from ten minutes to a day. This can come really handy if you have to share your PC with others and want to keep a tab on their activities while you’re not around...

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Read Comics On Windows 8 & RT With ComiXology’s Modern UI Comic Reader

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Everyone has their own favorite activities to help them relax after a hard day. Some like to watch movies or TV shows, some listen to music, while others like to read. Reading comics, stories about adventures in far-off lands, or battles among the forces of good and evil is another thing people like to do to in their free time. In fact, for some, it is more than just a hobby. Following the global shift from paper to digital publications, comic books are now also available in digital form through various websites and clients. Recently, ComiXology – the team behind one of the most popular comic readers on Android and iOS – gave their Comics app for Windows 8 and RT an overhaul, bringing it closer to completion. The app allows fans to access and read an archive of more than 30,000 comics by famous publishers such as Marvel and DC.  The available comics are divided into separate categories, allowing you to instantly locate your favorite ones from the huge database...

Monday, January 28, 2013

Scan Files For Malware On The Go With VirusTotal Uploader Portable

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With millions of files available for download in the internet, it is very important for you to have an antivirus installed on the systemyour computer in order to keep it safe and secure from viruses and other malware. While downloading executable files, one should be extremely careful since installing virus-laden program can lead to data loss and corruption. VirusTotal is a service that allows people to check a file against a large number of antivirus services and detect if there’s anything wrong with it. Today, we found a third party portable app for the service called VirusTotal Uploader Portable that lets you check locally saved files, online hosted files and even running processes on the VirusTotal service...

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Easily Create GIFs From Videos With Freemore Video to GIF Converter

Freemore Video to GIF Converter
(Graphic Exchange Format) files are animated images created by stitching together still images and playing them like a movie clip. The format is widely used on several entertainment websites such as Tumblr, 9gag, Memebase, 4chan etc., as it allows users to create simple animations without having to use a complicated image or video editing application. Previously, we have covered a lot of application that allow you to create GIF images, such as GiftedMotion. However, if you want to create GIFs from video files, you will need a different tool. Today, we present to you an application called Freemore Video to GIF Converter that lets you easily convert video files to animated GIFs. It support a lot of popular video formats including AVI, MP4, MPEG, FLV, MOV, and 3GP. Other than converting the whole video to GIF, you can also select a specific part of the video for conversion...

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Play Songs That Match Your Mood Or The Weather With Smart Music For Windows 8

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As different people, we all have varied tastes in music. While rock lovers consider it to be the king of all musical genres, trance enthusiasts and those in love with other genres, tend to disagree. Other than the people who are faithful to only one music genre, many (like me) like to listen to different genres, depending on their mood. For instance, I might listen to rock or trance while I am driving, but choose an ambient playlist before going to sleep. In order to listen to music according to your mood, you need to have pre-made playlists. If you have a huge music collection, creating a different playlist for each mood can be a tedious task, while just randomly playing songs from your collection can even have a negative effect on your mood. Currently, there are a lot of web services as well as Android and iOS apps that allow you to listen to music according to your mood. Today, we present to you an app for Windows 8 called Smart Music that does the same for Microsoft’s latest desktop and tablet OS. It features readymade playlists for different types of moods, and provides you with a built-in player to stream the songs directly to your Windows 8 device...

Friday, January 25, 2013

Easily Copy Or Move Files Of A Specific Type From A Cluttered Folder

File Mover v1.0

Moving or copying specific types of files from a complex folder structure can be a tedious task. If you are doing it manually, you have to first find all the required files stored in all the different folders, and copy them from the source folder to the destination separately for each folder. This way, there is a chance that you may miss some of the files, or copy some files multiple times. Normally, our Downloads folder is cluttered with files of different types and this makes it difficult to copy or move the same type of files to a different folder. File Mover is a free Windows application that allows you to search for a particular type of files in a folder and copy or move them to a new location. The whole process is performed by the app and makes it easier for you to organize your files according to file type. Moreover, the application lets you choose if you want to just copy the files form the parent directory, or also the subdirectories included in it...

Thursday, January 24, 2013

How To Use PlayStation 3 DualShock Controller With PC Games

It’s the quintessential PC vs. console gaming argument: the use of mouse & keyboard vs. gamepads popularly used with gaming consoles. Because I started out gaming on the SEGA MegaDrive, before getting PlayStations 1, 2 and currently 3 (PS3), and I’m a big fan of the latter. Sure, gamepads don’t offer the same precision as a mouse & keyboard, especially in first-person shooters and real-time strategy games, but I find them easier to use in most situations. So how does a PS3 DualShock Controller fare for playing your favorite titles on the PC? Let’s set it up and find out for ourselves...

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

SkyMap Turns Your Windows 8 Or RT Device Into A 3D Planetarium

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Google seems to have no apparent plans to release its Maps or Sky Maps app for Windows 8, but fret not! You can still get your hands on various alternative services and third-party solutions available in the Store, such as our previously covered G Maps. And if you thought your Sky Maps cravings was still left in dust, you’d be delighted to learn about the newly released SkyMap app. After enjoying critical acclaim on Windows Phone, the app has finally landed on the Windows 8 platform in form of a Modern UI Windows Store app. It lets you gaze over all those ancient constellations in a full 3D virtual planetarium, all in real-time. It also makes full use of Microsoft Surface’s built-in GPS and accelerometer, meaning you can point the device to the sky to precisely locate any star, planet, heavenly bodies, and other deep-space objects exactly where they are. How does it compare with big G’s Sky Maps? Let’s find out!!!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

7+ Taskbar Tweaker: The Best Tool To Customize Windows Taskbar

A lot of people like to customize Windows according to their own preferences. Simple customization such as wallpapers and themes can be controlled through the default options available in the operating system. However, in order to perform unconventional tweaks, you often have to edit Windows Registry and configure Local Group Policy settings. If you don’t want to manually tweak the Windows Registry or LGPE, some application allow you to perform the same tweaks using a convenient, easy-to-understand interface. Previously, we have covered some feature-rich tweaking utilities for Windows 7 such as Sunrise Seven that provides you with a long list of Windows 7 tweaks accessible from a unified interface and Simple Performance Boost, a tool to increase system response time and ensure stability through only the safest tweaks that do not compromise the security or functioning of the system. Today, we have another such tool called 7+ Taskbar Tweaker that works on both Windows 7 and Windows 8 and allows you to perform several tweaks related to the Windows Taskbar...

Monday, January 21, 2013

What Is VoIP And How You Can Use It To Reduce Your Phone Bill

Voice over Internet Protocol – or VoIP – is the next big revolution in the telecommunication industry. What it does, essentially, is turn analog voice signals into digital packets that can be sent over the Internet instead of going through your wireless carrier, in a way that is no different from other data that is transmitted through the Internet. It’s a lot cheaper for both the customers and the service provider, offers higher quality audio than your standard phone call and is a lot more reliable in many cases. And it’s got wireless carriers scared out of their wits. In what follows, we will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using VoIP over traditional telecommunication methods...

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Upload & Transfer Videos Across Cloud Services With Vilynx For Android

Just yesterday, we covered the official Android app of the photo aggregating, sharing and hosting service, OpenPhoto. The service caters to your online photo backup needs by aggregating images from your local storage as well as various social networks, and then uploads all of them to a cloud storage service of choice. If you feel that you need something similar for your videos as well, take a look atVilynx – a multilingual cross-platform video backup and sharing service capable of uploading to transferring videos between multiple cloud storage services. While the iOS and Kindle Fire variants of the app have been around for a while, the Android app has just recently been released. As of this writing, Vilynx for Android supports uploading to Dropbox, Box, Google Drive & YouTube, and lets you share these clips on two of the world’s most popular social networks, Facebook and Twitter. That’s not all – like its web and iOS variants, the official Android app of Vilynx generates multiple 5-second clips of each hosted video to provide you with a glimpse (summary) of the shared content...

Saturday, January 19, 2013

EasyTodo Is An Android To-Do App With Google Tasks Sync & Auto Task Creation

To-do list and task management apps – whether free or paid; minimalist or option-rich – are available by the dozens in the Play Store, and there are enough quality options to fit the task management and reminder needs of everyone. Amidst such a plethora of similar apps, it can sometimes prove tough to part the best from the rest. As is often the case, we keep a close eye on apps that offer something new and is worthy of recommending to our readers. One such app is EasyTodo that has just arrived in the Play Store. Barring a home screen widget, EasyTodo has almost all the features one would expect from a quality to-do list manager. From complete online syncing of your task lists with the cloud, to automatic contact and action suggestions for creating new tasks, EasyTodo has plenty of options for everyone...

Friday, January 18, 2013

Photo Aggregating & Sharing Service OpenPhoto Launches Android App

Created by a former Yahoo engineer, OpenPhoto is an open-source photo hosting, sharing and aggregation service that supports photo backups both locally and on various renowned cloud storage services like Dropbox, Box, CX and Amazon S3, etc. When we reviewed it earlier in April, OpenPhoto was only available as a web and iOS app. However, the company recently decided to expand its user base by releasing a companion app for Android in the Play Store. Sporting a clean UI, the official Android app is capable of displaying your OpenPhoto images aggregated from various affiliated services in an elegantly laid out gallery. Using the app, you can filter your uploaded images by albums and tags, sync images between your OpenPhoto cloud and device, share public photos with your social or mail contacts, and upload fresh or existing photos to your OpenPhoto account after applying custom tags and effects. In addition, the Android app supports Facebook, Google+ and Dropbox-style instant, automatic photo uploads, as well as the option to limit uploading to Wi-Fi only...
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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Sharable Allows Cross-Platform Public & Private File Sharing Over WiFi

When it comes to instant and wireless file sharing across devices, Android users have an extensive pool of tools to choose from. From relatively new data sharing techniques like Wi-Fi Direct and NFC Beam to various file sharing apps and services out there, you have countless means to share files from one device with another. We have already covered numerous tools that allow remote content sharing from desktop to mobile, mobile to mobile and mobile to desktop. However, we were yet to come across a multi-platform tool that allows quick and convenient file sharing among your desktop, iDevices and Android. Say Hello to Sharable – a cross-platform file sharing app for Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS (soon) that not only impresses with its universal sharing capabilities, but also comes as one of the most user-friendly apps belonging to its genre. Sharable can be used to share data with select devices over the same Wi-Fi network or through the Wi-Fi hotspot of another device, meaning you don’t have to face the restrictions of staying at a specific spot in order to transfer content to your recipient’s device...

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Movie Twist For Android Recommends Movies By Mood, Tags, Genre & More

Who doesn’t love watching movies and adding new titles to their personal movie collection? However, the problem lies in the lack of quality and reliable sources to get useful and accurate movie suggestions from. Everyone has their own personal tastes and preferences, which could vary considerably from yours. Therefore, relying solely on the word of your friends or anonymous IMDB commenters regarding ‘good’ movie recommendations might not always prove to be too useful. How about a mobile app that helps you get near-perfect suggestions regarding the movies based on your mood, choice and liking? This is what Movie Twist brings to the table. Fresh to Google Play Store, Movie Twist is a free Android app supporting a well-crafted online movies exploration platform that lets you discover and bookmark some of the best film titles in a number of ways. Furthermore, each movie title suggested by the app is supplemented with relevant IMDB rating, star cast, YouTube trailers, tags, brief description and a slew of assisting tools to find more relevant matches...
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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Kii Keyboard For Android Offers Gesture & Predictive Input, Split Layouts, Themes & Much More

As with all other aspects of its mobile OS, Google has constantly been working hard to improve the stock Android keyboard app to bring it at par with some of the popular alternatives such as Swype, SwiftKey and TouchPal. However, there is still a long way to go before the stock Android keyboard offering can claim to be in the same league as the big names in the business. To make the competition even more intense, new candidates keep emerging on to the scene, trying to impress with their own products. Same is the case with Kii Keyboard – the latest entrant in the list of powerful and hyper-customizable third-party keyboards for Android. Currently in beta, Kii Keyboard combines the best features of some of the aforementioned names, from Swype-like gesture-based text input to Thumb Keyboard-style split key layout, thereby vying to become the ultimate Android keyboard...

Monday, January 14, 2013

MightyText Now Lets You Send & Receive SMS Messages On Your Android Tablet

The “iMessage for Android”, MightyText (formerly Texty), is undoubtedly one of the most downloaded and highly-rated Android apps that allow wireless syncing and sharing of your phone’s SMS messages directly from your desktop browser. A few weeks back, the company launched a private beta of its tablet-optimized app that allowed users to send and receive SMS messages as well as get notifications for incoming & missed calls. The good news is that the private phase of the beta version is over and it is now available for all in the Play Store. The app is available for free, and boasts some neat features such as complete thread-by-thread syncing of your SMS inbox with your tablet, option to send and receive text messages on the tablet, real-time notifications for new SMS/MMS as well as missed & incoming calls, and lots more...

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Discover & Share Statistics And Infographics With Numbeez For Android

Numbers, facts and figures play a vital role in our lives. Various numbers and figures – when recorded over a period of time and put together in the form of statistics and infographics – can reveal an entire story about various facets of your life. For instance, you might be interested in getting an overview of statistics such as your daily intake of fluids, the number of emails you send in a month, the amount of calories you burn everyday through workouts, your total hours of sleep, time spent in transit, monthly savings and what not. How about a mobile app that helps you keep track of these figures and presents you with neatly-laid out infographics whenever you want? Better yet, how about getting crowdsourced statistics from worldwide users regarding general topics of interest? This is what Numbeez is all about. Fresh to Google Play Store, Numbeez for Android is a unique statistics and social networking app based solely on user-submitted numbers and infographics regarding interesting topics. You may use the app as a personal information tracking app, or discover various statistics shared by other Numbeez users from different parts of the world...
As soon as you launch the app, you’ll instantly find out what Numbeez is all about. There is a huge variety of number-based content right on the main page; from the daily stock rates of various major companies to sportsperson ranks and user ratings of crowd-favorite TV shows, there are plenty of interesting figures to suit everyone’s interest.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

SkypeHide to Send secret messages into silence of Skype Calls

Polish Researchers have discovered a clever way to send secret messages during a phone call on Skype. We know that, by default skype calls use 256-bit advanced encryption, but researchers find that is not enough. So they find out this new way to communicate messages more secretly by using silence...

Mazurczyk, Maciej Karaś and Krzysztof Szczypiorski analysed Skype data traffic during calls and discovered that there is a way in Skype silence, where rather than sending no data between spoken words, Skype sends 70-bit-long data packets instead of the 130-bit ones that carry speech....
SkypeHide to Send secret messages into silence in Skype Calls

SoundTracking For Android Gets Widgets, YouTube Integration & More

Almost a year after its debut in Google Play Store, the official Android app of Shazam-style online music recognition and sharing service SoundTracking, has been bumped to version 2.0 with a slew of exciting and sought-after features. For starters, SoundTracking for Android now supports a dedicated home screen widget (and lockscreen widget for Android 4.2 devices), allowing for instant identification and sharing of your favorite music without having to launch the app itself. It also supports integration with YouTube for directly watching music videos of shared tracks from within the app. The brand new Path-style flowout buttons make song recognition, searching and sharing from the app’s main screen a breeze, whereas the real-time search suggestions help you look for the required local and online tracks in virtually no time at all. The app’s built-in music scanner is capable of automatically scanning local tracks stored on your device, and the new tagging feature can be used to tag friends while composing new posts. More details on the update to follow past the break...

Friday, January 11, 2013

FBI wanted Algerian Hacker Arrested in Thailand

Thai police arrested an Algerian Hacker, wanted by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation for allegedly making millions from cybercrime. Hamza Bendelladj, 24, was arrested late Sunday while attempting to transit through Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport from Malaysia.
FBI wanted Algerian Hacker Arrested in Thailand

Police confiscated from Bendelladj two laptops, one tablet computer, a satellite phone and a number of external hard drives, where satellite phone and notebook computer were his main tools, the commissioner said....

Android & iOS Apps To Help You Survive The End Of The World

We’re just a few hours away from 00:00 AM, December 21, 2012, and if the Mayans are to be believed, the world as we know it will come to an abrupt, painful end. To help prepare you for that, we’ve rounded up a few apps for Android and iOS that might increase your chances of survival. Check them out after the jump...

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Password reset Vulnerability in Facebook Employees Secure Files Transfer service

How Facebook Employees Secure Files Transfer service hacked
Many be many of you are not aware about this, but Facebook having a Secure Files Transfer service for their Employees at and Hacker reported a very critical password reset vulnerability....

Remotely Manage Multiple Android & iOS Devices With Droid Manager

If you want to remotely manage a single Android device from your desktop browser over your home network, AirDroid and several similar alternatives can suffice quite adequately for the purpose, but what if you wanted remote control of multiple devices from your computer over Wi-Fi as well as the internet? Enter Droid Manager – a comprehensive mobile management & security app for Android and iOS to remotely define and trigger location-based notes & events (system settings), wipe mobile data, secure sensitive apps, lock device screen, manage your device’s multimedia & other files, push custom URLs to it, track call logs & text messages, check current device settings status & unattended phone notifications, and keep a close tab on multiple devices right from your browser. All in all, Droid Manager could prove to be a very handy utility for individuals as well as small-scale organizations, since it puts you in complete control over remotely accessing and managing several mobile device in just a matter of a few clicks, without having to rely on a dedicated desktop server...


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Latest Internet Explorer zero-day linked to Elderwood Project

Latest Internet Explorer zero day linked to Elderwood Project
Last week we have seen ongoing attacks was exploiting a vulnerability in Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 7, and Internet Explorer 8 that came to light after the Council on Foreign Relations website was hacked and was hosting the code. Symantec has linked exploits to the group responsible for a spate of recent espionage attacks Dubbed the "Elderwood Project"....

Bitcasa & Its Unlimited Cloud Storage Come To Android, Windows 8 / RT [Review]

Bitcasa is a relatively new cloud storage service that first appeared on the scene in July with its dedicated desktop client and a mind-boggling offer of virtually unlimited cloud storage for your data backup needs. Basically, the service offers 10GB of free cloud storage to each registered member, who can then subscribe to a $10 per month plan or simply refer the app to friends to get their hands on limitless storage. Adding to its repository of cross-platform clients that till now included a Chrome extension and a Windows app, the service has just released dedicated Windows 8/RT and Android apps to help you easily browse and share your Bitcasa content from your desktop PC as well as mobile device. However, it won’t be till January next year that iOS and Mac users will be able to play around with a Bitcasa clients on their respective platforms. Past the break, we’ll take a closer look at the various features that the newly-released Windows 8 / RT and Android apps of Bitcasa have to offer...

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Indian Government Wiretapping and started BlackBerry interception

Indian Government Wiretapping and started BlackBerry interception
According to a report, All major Indian telecom companies, including Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India and Tata Tele services, have agreed to share real-time interception of BlackBerry calls and data services on their networks with Security agencies to meet the December 31 deadline fixed by the Indian government ...

Backup, Share & Sync Data Securely Across Platforms With Norton Zone

With the likes of Bitdefender, Acronis, Comodo and numerous other renowned system and internet security providers already having released their dedicated cloud storage solutions, it was about time that Symantec came up with a solution of its own. Available as a free (limited) beta, Norton Zone Cloud Sharing is a cross-platform online data backup and sharing tool for web, Windows, Mac, Android and iOS laced with quite a few sought-after features. As with several already existing services, Norton Zone Cloud Sharing is offering an initial 5GB of free cloud storage to each registered member, which can be further expanded by subscribing to various paid plans. In addition to the conventional online file backup, restoration & sharing tools, the app also offers stringent data protection mechanism through patent-pending encryption key management, complete control over shared folders, multi-account online collaboration, universal file format support, on-the-fly malware scanner integration, and the luxury to track, browse & restore file versions dating back as far as 3 months...

Monday, January 7, 2013

Follow Latest Business News With The Economist App For Windows 8

Today’s world is a global village and it is quite common for something happening in one part of the world directly or indirectly effecting the business activity in another region. If you work in a position where you have to make business decisions, staying up-to-date with the important relevent happenings the world over can be of utmost importance. There are many news sources and magazines such as BBC, Reuters, Newsweek, Time etc., that allow you to keep a keen eye on local as well as global events and when it comes to the field of business and economics, The Economist is one of the first sources that come to mind. It has made its name by providing breaking news and insightful expert opinions on topics ranging from politics, economics and business to science and technology. Recently, the official Windows 8 app for The Economist has been released that allows you to browse through select highlights and columns from the latest and past issues of the weekly in a slick, Modern UI interface. You can read article in different font sizes, listen to an audio stream of the text, and bookmark your favorite articles to read them later. If you are a subscriber, you can also access complete issues and even download them to your device for offline reading...
In order to get the app, go to Windows Store and search for ‘The Economist’. From the search results, select the relevant tile that will take you to its Windows Store page from where you can install it to your computer...
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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Customize Windows 8 Installation & Create Unattended Setup ISO

Windows 8 is not just about its new and fluid Modern UI; the installation time and the amount of disk space consumed by the OS has also been greatly reduced compared to its predecessor. However, this fast installation does come at the cost of less customization options; in fact, there are hardly any. You cannot choose the components to be installed or leave out the ones not required. If you’ve been looking for a way to customize your Windows 8 installation, WinReducer 8 is what you need. This freeware lets you customize Windows 8 setup from scratch via creating an ISO file from an existing installation disk or ISO. Furthermore, it lets you create an unattended Windows 8 installation ISO, so you won’t have to sit in front of your computer during the whole setup process...
WinReducer 8 is a portable application, and its downloadable ZIP archive contains both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the tool. After extracting the files, simply execute the appropriate version for your computer...

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Disable Windows 8 App Notifications Or Change Their Duration

Microsoft’s decision to release the exact same interface for both the PC and tablet versions of Windows 8 has its pros and cons. On one hand, this means users won’t have to learn two different types of operating systems to use different devices, while on the other, it makes certain features seem redundant, depending on the device you are using. While Windows 8 offers default settings to enable or disable some of these features, there are a lot that cannot be toggled without the use of third party tools. One particular feature, Windows Store app notifications, however, is something that can be tweaked according to your liking using native options. You can either change the time that an app notification stays on the screen, or disable Lock Screen and app notifications altogether. In this post, we will explain how you can alter both settings...

Disable Lock Screen & App Notifications

App notifications can be easily disabled from the Notifications category in PC Settings. Open the Charms bat and choose Settings > Change PC Settings to access the PC settings app. From the left side, select the Notifications category to reveal all the related options. At the top, there are ‘Show app notifications’, ‘Show app notifications on the Lock Screen’ and ‘Play notification sounds’ toggles. In order to complete turn off all types of notifications for all apps, just turn off the Show app Notifications option.
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Friday, January 4, 2013

Turn Off App Switcher & Charms Bar Hot Corners In Windows 8

Hot Corners is one of the major new features in Windows 8. They are basically the four corners of the screen that bring App Switcher, Charms Bar and Start Tile into focus when you move the mouse pointer over their pertaining areas. App Switcher appears when you move the cursor to the top-left; likewise Charms Bar resides on the right edge and appears when the pointer touches the top or bottom-right corners. However, both the top-left and right corners can be quite distracting and annoying under certain circumstances. We have covered a few tools to disable these corners, but if you’re looking for a way to prevent the Charms bar and Switcher from appearing via hot corners without entirely disabling them with a tool, a simple registry hack can do this job...
The screenshot below demonstrates how the Switcher corner blots out Firefox’s orange button and prevents you from accessing any settings if you hover your pointer too close to the corner. Since App Switcher can be accessed from the bottom-left corner as well, this registry hack can remove this hassle by disabling the top-left corner only.
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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Android Malware that can DDoS Attacks from your smartphone

The Russian anti-virus vendor Doctor Web has found a new malicious program for Android which allows hacker groups to carry out mobile denial of service attacks. While it’s not entirely clear how the Trojan is spread, researchers suspect that the attackers use social engineering tactics since the malware appears to disguise itself as a Google Play clone...

Android MalwareThis malware works in the background without your knowledge. Once it is activated it searches for its command and control center and sends out information regarding your device there. One piece of information that will be sent is your phone number. The criminals will be using this number to send text messages to your phone to control the malware...

How To Change Forgotten Windows 8 Password

Windows 8 has been around for quite a while now and ever since its release, there’s been a lot of discussion regarding its new features, UI overhaul and what not. As with any modern multi-user operating system, Windows 8 lets you create user profiles and specify passwords to protect user accounts. This feature let multiple users share the same PC while keeping each user’s settings intact. If you are the only user with full administrator access on your computer and forget your password, you would be locked out of your computer. If that happens, your usual bet is starting over with a fresh Windows partition, or using some complex third-party tools to reset your password. In what follows, we will guide you through the process of resetting your forgotten Windows password without using any third-party tools...
Before you proceed, do note one important thing. If you have any encrypted files in your user account, using this or any other method to reset the account’s password will mean losing those files permanently, unless you saved a copy of your encryption certificates when encrypting your files...
Now the process isn’t as simple as a few mouse clicks but as long as you can follow the instructions carefully, you should have no trouble resetting your Windows password. First, you will need to create a System Repair Disk from a Windows 8 PC that you can access. This can be your work PC, or a friend or family member’s PC; it just has to be running Windows 8. The repair disk can be created on the a blank CD or DVD, though you can even use a USB flash drive for the purpose as almost all modern PCs are capable of booting via USB drives. So let’s get started with it.
Insert the blank disc or USB into the Windows 8 machine, go to Control Panel and click ‘Create a system repair disc’ in the top-left region. Follow the simple on-screen instructions, and your repair disk will be ready in no time.
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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Vulnerability in HTC website allow attacker to hijack accounts

Thamatam Deepak (Mr.47™) reported a Cross site scripting (XSS) Vulnerability and cookie handling in HTC website, that allow an attacker to HTC website hijack accounts. Mr. Deepak is a 16 years old whitehat hacker, listed in Apple Hall of Famewith 'The Hacker News' researcher Mohit Kumar this month...

Fotor Brings Its Instragram-Like Photo Filters & Tilt-Shift Effect To Windows 8

Ever since the release of Windows 8 and RT, apps that were previously available only for iOS or Android are also coming out for devices running Windows. We have covered similar Windows Store apps, such as Shazam that was available, and very popular, on iOS, Android and Windows Phone. The Windows Store still has a very low number of apps as compared to the other platforms, however, apps related to various categories are coming out on daily basis, making the platform better and easier to use. Today, we present to you another app, previously available on iOS and Android, called Fotor. It is a feature-rich image editor for Windows 8 that allows you to apply filters to images, add borders, tilt-shift and other effects. Moreover, the 1-Tap Enhance option lets you quickly improve the quality of an image without having to manually tweak its Brightness, Contrast and Saturation levels. controls...
Right now, the Fotor Windows 8 app isn’t as feature-rich as its iOS counterpart. While the iOS app offers you a photo editor as well as a fully featured alternative camera with HDR, collage creation and post-shooting focus options, the Windows 8 app currently only comprises of a photo editor with several effects...
When you launch the app, the main window allows you to import an image for editing, or go directly to the editing interface...
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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Android malware is a Google Play look-alike

Russian anti-virus vendor Doctor Web has uncovered a new Android malware that masquerades as a Google Play Store icon. According to Doctor Web, the trojan Android.DDoS.1.origin is capable of carrying out DDoS attacks on websites and can even send messages on the directions of criminals. Once installed, the malicious program creates an application icon that looks just like the Google Play icon. If a user clicks on the fake icon, the malicious program is activated and gets down to business... 
It is difficult to spot because it resembles the Google Play icon

BSNL Revises SMS Tariff – Launches 5 New SMS Packs

India’s National telecom Backbone and GSM service provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) once again rationalize its SMS tariff with the launch of 5 new SMS Packs for its 2G and 3G GSM subscribers...
BSNL New SMS Packs

UbnHD2 : Ubuntu based Pentesting OS for Mobiles

Most of the crazy readers always demand for some solution to turn their Android Smartphone into a Hacking Machine. There are various solutions, like installing some penetration testing android based tools like ANTI, dSploit, FaceNiff etc and also Installing ARM version of Backtrack OS. Today I found another solution for same purpose i.e.UbnHD2, a Ubuntu based Pen-testing OS...
UbnHD2 is a security and pentest focused ubuntu/debian system that runs natively on the HTC HD2 phone. The product right now in beta versions and various options may not work. Installations steps are described by developer...

Access Downloads, Bookmarks, Add-Ons & More Within Firefox Start Page

Back in Firefox 13, Mozilla introduced a new Start Page that allowed you to access the Downloads, Bookmarks, History, Add-on, Sync, and Settings pages from it. The pages all opened in a new tab. In Firefox 15, it allowed users to access the Options page in the same window. This feature hasn’t been extended to other Firefox pages, and so far, you can only view the Options page in a separate Window.Cockpit Home Page is a Firefox add-on that changes all that; given that you’re on the Firefox Start Page, you can click any one of the page buttons to view them in the same tab. The tab splits itself into two; the top portion allows you to return to the Start Page or visit one of the other pages while the bottom portion displays the contents of whichever page it was you selected...
Once installed, Cockpit Home Page will reposition the Firefox Start Pages’ buttons to the top. It will also make two additions to it – a ‘Home’ at the start and an ‘About Firefox’ button at the end. The Home button will allow you to return to the Firefox Start Page whereas the About Firefox button will show you the version of Firefox you’re using and the release channel you’re on...
Cockpit Home Page